Influence of quench rate and microstructure on bendability of AA 6016 aluminium alloys

The influence of the quench rate after solution treatment on the bendability of AA6016 aluminium alloy sheets was investigated. Crack initiation during bending tests is found to be independent of quench rate whereas crack propagation is decreased after rapid quenching. A quantitative analysis of microstructures was carried out by transmission electron… CONTINUE READING